Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Sports Team, Circa Waves, Conan Gray and more.
Order a copy
March 2020
Album review

Self Esteem - Compliments Please

An exceptionally welcome fresh start for the Yorkshire-born songwriter.
Label: Fiction Records
Released: 1st March 2019
Rating: ★★★★
Self Esteem - Compliments Please
Published: 10:25 am, February 28, 2019Words: Ciaran Steward.

From folk-tinged indie to hip-hop inspired pop, Self Esteem (aka Rebecca Taylor, once of Slow Club) has changed the record as her new alter ego provides an exceptionally welcome fresh start for the Yorkshire-born songwriter.

For those who haven't heard Self Esteem’s singles to date and are expecting callbacks to her former band, there’s not a flicker present. There's no doubting that this is an opportunity to flourish and do things her way without feeling obstructed or less valuable than she deserves to be.

An incredibly personal record, Taylor lets her emotions loose and doesn’t hold back when it comes to telling the stories of what sounds like an arduous journey. This raw honesty is refreshing, and there’s never any hiding behind gimmicks, the focus on firmly on the creator as she bares her soul.

These songs have been a long time coming in Taylor’s mind. The manner in which she’s so able to channel vulnerabilities into tools for her advantage is a real strength. To paraphrase Taylor’s own words, no one is going to mess with her now.

Give all this a try

The Orielles are set to burn this psychedelic disco down
Feature

The Orielles are set to burn this psychedelic disco down

Another night, another town. 
The Big Moon: Back for round two
Cover feature

The Big Moon: Back for round two

After a barnstorming debut album - and a Mercury nomination to boot - The Big Moon have returned with their second album. They’re better than ever before.
Bombay Bicycle Club: Determined seekers of positivity in a world of doom
Cover feature

Bombay Bicycle Club: Determined seekers of positivity in a world of doom

Having marked the end of their five-year hiatus with an anniversary trip down memory lane, Bombay Bicycle Club are learning to look forward. Reintroducing Jack, Jamie, Ed and Suren.
All round to Sports Team's! Introducing the new issue of Dork, out now!
New Issue

All round to Sports Team's! Introducing the new issue of Dork, out now!

We've also got Circa Waves, Conan Gray, The Orielles, The Magic Gang and loads more.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing